Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 January 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780199324958

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Turning to Tradition

Converts and the Making of an American Orthodox Church

The Rev. D. Oliver Herbel

  • Conferences: American Academy of Religion American Society of Church History (ASCH) Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC)
  • Utilizes numerous unpublished primary sources, many of which do not exist in any current manuscript collection
  • Challenges the standard narrative of the conversion of the Evangelical Orthodox Church
  • Contains the first examination of African-American conversions to Orthodoxy
  • Provides the first historical and theological investigation of large Orthodox convert movements in America in the twentieth century